While the 23rd year of marriage may not seem particularly worthy of a great celebration, it is still an important time in every couple’s life. Every anniversary year should be marked as special and taken as an opportunity for couples to reaffirm their love for each other and for family members and friends to show how much their loved ones mean to them.
Most anniversary years have particular materials associated with them, whether traditional or contemporary. While some anniversary years are extremely famous and are known by the names of their specific material, such as the ruby wedding or golden wedding, the 23rd wedding anniversary is not one of the most commonly known years. Many people are unaware that 23 years of union is celebrated by giving gifts made from silver plate, however this is a lovely theme to be incorporated into your choice of 23 year wedding anniversary gift for your loved ones if you wish to surprise the happy pair with a traditional and meaningful present.
23 Year Anniversary Gifts Ideas
Gold-Dipped Natural Rose
- presented in an exquisite leather case
- comes with a certificate of authenticity
- fast & free express delivery
Rose Heart Pendant
- decorated with 21 sparkling synthetic diamonds
- real rose petals glazed and trimmed in 24 karat gold
- with certificate of authenticity
Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme
- includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
- comes in a quality leather display case
- a lifetime warranty is included
Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set
- dipped in 24k gold
- a genuine tournament golf ball and tee with pure gold
- ideal for mounting on a trophy
24 Karat Gold-Dipped Poker Cards
- playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold.
- produced to tournament grade standards
- presented in an elegant high quality case
Fascinating Facts About Silver-Plate
Silver-plating became extremely popular during the 18th century as it was much cheaper and more accessible than traditional sterling silver to the emerging new middle classes. An early form of silver plating was developed in Sheffield, UK in 1743 by Thomas Boulsover and the industry grew and developed rapidly, with a reputation for being an excellent way to produce cost-effective ornamental and decorative objects.
Electroplating overtook the earlier techniques in the 19th century after the Elkington brothers developed and patented their designs. Being even cheaper to produce than the Sheffield Plate items, this style of silverware spread rapidly and Queen Victoria even agreed to allow copies of the royal plate to be made for artistic purposes. The flatware produced using the Elkingtons’ techniques was even used on the Titanic during its fatal final voyage.
Floral 23rd Anniversary Gift Ideas
On the occasion of the 23rd wedding anniversary, it is customary to present the celebrating couple with a bouquet of beautiful dark red blossoms. From deep red tulips and roses to the darkest red lilies and dahlias, there are plenty of blooms to select from to create an extravagant and lavish bouquet for your nearest and dearest.
Choosing 23 Year Anniversary Gifts for Special Couples
If you need to think of creative 23 year anniversary gift ideas for your loved ones, there are several attractive homeware presents that will surprise the recipients. Why not give a stylish silver plate photograph frame, complete with a lovely picture of the happy pair on their wedding day? Or consider giving the gift of an elegant silver plate or bowl to be displayed in the home for a lifetime? Engraved silver plate teaspoons are a popular choice, and allow you to inscribe your own message of appreciation to your loved ones, conveying your personal sentiments on this happy day, while a commemorative silver plate inscribed with the couple’s names and anniversary date would be a bespoke and personal way to celebrate this anniversary year.
For bookworm couples, a pair of matching personalized silver plate bookmarks would be a fantastic and meaningful token of esteem that will receive much use over the coming years. There are also all kinds of useful kitchen items produced from silver plate that the couple will find both practical and appealing. An engraved silver plate butter knife, bottle opener or serving spoon will find a home in any kitchen, while a stunning silver plate tea set will look wonderful for many decades to come and a silver plate ice bucket can be presented with a bottle of fine champagne.
For couples who appreciate art and natural beauty, give a magnificent silver-dipped rose, crafted by hand into a stylish adornment for the home. Each item is one of a kind and reveals a depth of sentiment and feeling that is hard to express more effectively with any other generic token. If this gift is offered alongside a matching silver-dipped vase, it can be perfectly displayed in the home where it can be admired and treasured for a lifetime.
Choosing a Silver Plate 23 Year Anniversary Gift for Him
When it comes to choosing a silver plate 23 year anniversary gift for him, there are several practical and stylish presents to choose from. For the man who already has everything, a silver plated money clip is a really useful present that he will appreciate, while a man who loves his whisky will cherish a silver plate whisky tot glass. If your husband is a keen golfer, a silver plate golf marker set is the ideal token of love, while a pair of silver plate cufflinks are the ideal accessory for the gentleman who is a firm follower of fashion.
23 Year Anniversary Gifts for Her
If you are searching for beautiful 23 year anniversary gifts for her, you could opt for the traditional silver plate theme, or go with the gemstone linked to the 23rd year of marriage, imperial topaz. Any woman would love to receive a stylish jewelry gift featuring this pretty stone which was once linked to the sun god in ancient Egypt and Rome.
If you would prefer to give her a silver plate present, a gorgeous trinket box would adorn her dressing table for many more happily married years, while a piece of silver plated jewelry would serve as an enduring and well-worn memento of this special day.
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